- Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was arrested for attempting to hire a hit man to murder his wife.
- Patrick Stump took down a troll on Twitter that was threatening FOB fans.
- A Rocket To The Moon called it quits.
- We Are Triumphant have been accused of hacking their bands.
- Falling In Reverse’s new music is rap oriented.
- Balance & Composure have finished their second album.
- The Warped Tour comp artwork and track listing was confirmed.
- Angels & Airwaves have half an album’s worth of material.
- The Wonder Years streamed The Greatest Generation early.
- Take This To Your Grave turned ten.
- Rx Bandits are going out on a Resignation ten year tour.
- The bassist of Set Your Goals started a new band.
- The Cinema released a Nicki Minaj cover featuring Will Pugh and Tilian Pearson.
- Jack’s Mannequin’s “Dark Blue” went gold.
- Streetlight Manifesto still do not have their new album from Victory Records.
- Touché Amoré have begun recording their third album.
- Kellin Quinn will be meeting with a terminally ill cancer patient who is a huge Sleeping With Sirens fan.
A lot of interesting and upsetting details on the Tim Lambesis case were revealed yesterday in addition to him pleading not guilty. Some other stories below:
The band will be breaking up for good after their tour with The Maine this summer. The band’s last album, Wild & Free, was pushed back more than a full year before being released, and you could probably count that as just one of the reasons for the band calling it a day.
Reddit has been incredibly helpful to a young girl with terminally ill with cancer to meet her idol Kellin Quinn before she passes. It looks like that will happen.
This isn’t creepy at all! Hope the lucky winner doesn’t leave a cut off body part in his bed.
Some fans were confused and excited yesterday when they saw dates pop up on Refused’s tour dates. It was a false alarm, however. The band is not coming back.
100 streams will count for 1 download. A very interesting and controversial change.
The songs will be a nice surprise for both fans of Say Anything and Eisley.
It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
POZ Sponsored Shows
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]
The Wonder Years [05/12-05/19]
Marianas Trench, Air Dubai [05/16-06/22]
The Maine, A Rocket To The Moon [06/04-07/26]
Less Than Jake, Hostage Calm, Pentimento [06/11-06/22]
Escape The Fate, Hollywood Undead [07/07-07/21]
Masked Intruder, Elway [07/08-07/29]
Crown The Empire, Issues [09/10-09/21]
Previously Announced Tours:
A Rocket To The Moon’s newest album, Wild & Free, makes it really hard to believe that the rock band hails from Massachusetts: the band’s strong country influences complement their rock and roll antics. Since the release of 2009 full-length album, On Your Side, the band has bunkered down in Nashville, getting in touch with their wild and free side.
Essentially, A Rocket To The Moon wants listeners to embrace the feeling of being wild and free while listening to all 13 songs on the record. On opening track “Going Out,” Nick Santino sings with a country twang about howling at the moon and getting crazy with his best friends. Justin Richards tears up the guitar while Eric Halvorsen picks the bass and Andrew Cook bangs on the ole’ drum set.
At first, “First Kiss” sounds like it could be an old Taylor Swift song before Santino’s vocals come in, and it ends up being a more sentimental tune that will appeal to sensitive hearts everywhere. Personally, it’s not a favorite— in fact, it kind of kills the album’s mood.
Luckily, “Whole Lotta You” picks the vibe back up, lifting listeners’ hopes with airy acoustic guitars. Santino is addicted and he just can’t get enough of this girl: he sings about being “buzzed on [her] love” and stuck on the taste of her bubblegum kisses.
While it makes for a cute song to sing along to, Santino comes on a little too strong at times. “Nobody wanna be alone tonight, so come on and take me home,” Santino sings repeatedly. Is that a request or a demand? “Gotta leave all your worries out that door / ‘Cause life ain’t nothing but a big dance floor,” he concludes. In the spirit of being wild and free, we get it. Just tone it down a bit.
We’re just about through the first week of March, but there are a slew of great records coming out over the rest of the month that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated March Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
The Story So Far - What You Don’t See (3/26)
It’s hard to deny just how large The Story So Far have gotten in under two years. Whether you’re a casual or die-hard fan, there’s been a certain build up in excitement to What You Don’t See that can only happen organically. We’re right around the corner now, and the two songs the band has released so far have packed a strong punch.
It’s already clear that the music on the new record is much advanced from Under Soil And Dirt, and Parker Cannon’s improved vocals with Sam Pura’s ever-growing enginerring skills seem to make What You Don’t See a complete package. The best part about this release will be seeing what the band can do within the next two years between tours already lined up with Man Overboard and Warped Tour. - Zack Zarrillo
Cartel - Collider(3/26)
It’s a funny thing, releasing a lead single called “Uninspired” that’s anything but. Cartel’s first single from Collider is a slice of confectionary pop-rock bliss, and a surefire sign for what should be a heck of an album. Will Pugh’s voice sounds crisp, the guitar riffs rollick, and the chorus sounds like the band took some serious songwriting steroids.
Between “Uninspired” and the soaring, punchy “Mosaic,” Collider is poised to be Cartel back at full mainstream force like they haven’t been since Chroma. With an arsenal of hooks and vocals that will keep fans swooning over Pugh’s lush delivery, this album could have the chops to take a swing at Top 40 radio. - Erik van Rheenen
Senses Fail - Renacer(3/26)
It has been nearly two and a half years since Senses Fail released their last album,The Fire. And while two and a half years mayseem to be a relatively short amount of time, in today’s music industry (and certainly to die-hard Senses Fail fanatics), the break between the post-hardcore veterans’ fourth album and their forthcoming fifth offering,Renacer, seems to be an eternity. However, early indications are the wait was well worth it.
In many ways Renacer marks a rebirth for the New Jersey outfit (“renacer” is Spanish for “to be reborn”) who have been going strong for over a decade now. It will be the group’s first release on Staple Records and finds Senses Fail moving away from their trademark pop-hardcore structure towards a heavier, more melodic sound. However, fans of the group’s earlier material should not fret;Renacer is sure to harbor enough sing-along choruses to keep your vocal chords content. Just don’t be expecting “NJ Falls Into the Atlantic Pt. 2” this time around. - Michael Meeze
A Rocket To The Moon - Wild & Free(3/26)
A Rocket To The Moon are in a bit of a strange position — having come up on the tail end of the mid-00’s Fueled By Ramen tidal wave, they feel like long-standing scene vets, yet they’ve only released a single full length. That album, 2009’s On Your Side, found radio and scene success by mixing gooey pop melodies with a dash of down-home twang, but 2009 was a long time ago — a veritable generation in “scene years” — and the community that once nurtured them has long since turned its back on the sort of brightly melodic pop that A Rocket To The Moon made their stock-in-trade.
If all of that makes A Rocket To The Moon’s future prospects appear uncertain, the fact that FBR has kept Wild & Free on the shelf for over a year doesn’t inspire confidence. But last year’s That Old Feeling EP, which previews four tracks from the album, featured a couple of winners with a heavy Americana bent. The band swears they haven’t gone yokel, but in a world where pop-country seems to have supplanted rock as the last outlet for guys-with-guitars to achieve mainstream popularity (and radio play, and album sales), letting the heartland into their hearts might prove the key to continued success. - Jesse Richman